draw me close
written and directed by JORDAN TANNAHILL
A CO-PRODUCTION BETWEEN the National theatre’s IMMERSIVE STORYTELLING STUDIO
AND NATIONAL FILM BOARD OF CANADA
Soulpepper Theatre and the National Film Board present the North American Premiere of Draw Me Close
June 23 to July 12, 2020
Soulpepper Theatre Company
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Draw Me Close blurs the worlds of live performance, virtual reality and animation to create a vivid memoir about the relationship between a mother and her son, in the wake of her terminal cancer diagnosis. Weaving theatrical storytelling with cutting-edge technology, the performance takes a deceptively simple approach to the immersive medium, allowing the audience member to take the part of protagonist, Jordan, inside a live, animated world.
‘Mind officially blown. Unlike any experience I’ve ever had’ Huffington Post
‘An emotional and technologically brilliant experience that takes the concept of immersion into new heights’ Mashable
The experience is written and directed by award-winning multidisciplinary artist and writer Jordan Tannahill and is a co-production between the National Film Board of Canada and National Theatre’s Immersive Storytelling Studio, with creative technology by All Seeing Eye and original illustrations by Teva Harrison.
A NATIONAL FILM BOARD OF CANADA / NATIONAL THEATRE OF GREAT BRITAIN PRODUCTION
Draw Me Close is written and directed by Jordan Tannahill
Principal illustrations by Teva Harrison
Additional illustrations by Olie Kay
Creative Technologist All Seeing Eye
Set design by Tom Paris
Sound design by Gareth Fry
Produced by Johanna Nicholls (NT) and David Oppenheim (NFB)
Executive producers Toby Coffey (NT) and Anita Lee (NFB).
The role of the mother was devised with Tamzin Griffin.
Cast to be announced.
©2019 THE NATIONAL FILM BOARD OF CANADA AND THE NATIONAL THEATRE